add one to the “done” column

yay! having so many long-term projects on the go means that it is only rarely that one is truly and utterly finished. today was one of those days. after digitizing, proofing, building databases, rebuilding databases, working in two official languages, liasing with departments, and testing (and more testing) we have finally launched The Archives of the Civil Code Revision Office. this project was epic, and was begun back when we were still trying to figure out what it would look like. i’m thrilled that it’s done cuz it’s a pretty kickass resource for those who study the civil code, and offers a glimpse into the sausage-making part of law revisions.

also this morning:

– worked on some emails about author rights for faculty publications (it’s amazing what some publishers try and get away with)

– evaluated the rights of some student workers on one of our biggest projects to make sure they don’t overwrite anything in the database… not that it has ever happened before. nope. never.

– started drafting a few proposals for THATcamp ACRL – i have about 9 on the go, but a) that’s ridiculous and b) i can’t spend the whole day at camp (which is really unfortunate, cuz that’s my FAVE way to learn), so i need to do some self-censoring

– answered a few Qs on the Open Library of the Humanities editorial commitee list – looking at peer review models and re-use rights

– sorted some stuff out for the SLA Eastern Canada Chapter (i’m prez, yo)

– realized i need to figure out if the digitized titles in HathiTrust have disclaimer pages and ISBNs since we’re about to huck a bunch of stuff their way (and to the Internet Archive)

out of coffee. sad panda.